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A recent increase in winter mortality in Atlantic puffins could be due to worsening conditions within the North Sea, according to new findings published in the scientific journal Marine Biology.
What do puffins â€“ colorful-billed birds looking like miniature penguins â€“ have to do with the work we do at NASA?
The Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) is an auk with a brightly colored beak. It is a pelagic seabird that feeds primarily by diving for fish. Atlantic Puffins breed in large colonies, nesting in crevices or burrows. This particular puffin is 28-34 cm in length, with a 50-60 cm wingspan and is mainly black above and white below, with a pale grey face and orange legs. The bright orange bill plates grow before the breeding season and are shed later. The bills are used in courtship...
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